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  1. Possibility to order test plans in a tree model

    The list of test plans seems to grow into infinity on the Home Screen on Testing Center. I would like to be able to organize them into some branching structure in MTM instead of having to make a Word document with links to test plans

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • delete lines in the error list

        When I'm debugging I usually create a function and refer to this in the business logic. When I've finished debugging I delete the function and the compiler complains about the lacking reference. If I'd be able to delete the lines in the code the compiler found. It'd save a decent amount of time.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Typed Views for WPF MVVM Projects

          Very much like the typed views that exist in ASP.net MVC3 / MVC4, it would be great to add a line like

          @Model : MyApp.ViewModel.MainWindowViewmodel

          to the top of a Window / Control to have full intellisense for the model's properties and stuff like "Goto Definition".

          Furthermore, this would make bindings more refactoring-safe.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Web Control Crawler

            Web construction houses have this huge problem of spending countless hours just mapping out the many pages that developers create to have a functionally test web app.

            Here is a solution to greatly increase productivity and get the testers to real bug hunting in a short amount of time. Create a web crawler that takes a URL, and any credential values needed, have it collect the controls and store them in a UIMap for each page hit. It would create them in a folder collection that resembles the web app structure. In place of web page files, it would show…

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a report to the TFS that shows bugs per team as a dashboard

              I would like to have a report that shows all the bugs in the project but separated to different teams
              that way we can have away to compare and allocate resources in the different teams.
              the report will be in a sort of a dashboard comparing the different teams
              The team concept is part of the TFS 2012 so it can be implemented easily

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change how TFS marks checked-in files as read only

                Right now if you GetLatest or add new files to TFS source control, they will be marked read-only. It forces us to tweak the build templates to remove the read-only flag and manually remove them on local Get Latests.

                Making it configurable would reduce the occasional frustration for development workflows which expect file attributes to remain unchanged during source control operations.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • generating entity model from DB - order stored proc params by alphabetical order

                  whenever I generate a edmx file from database, the order of parameters in the stored procedures can change, even though there are no new or changed parameters. I spend a lot of time comparing the old vs new model in TFS to see if anything actually changed. If parameters were ordered alpahbetically that would reduce the pain.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add a toggle to set t4 templates to run only manually and not automatically

                    Dear Visual Studio Developers --

                    Please help.

                    I need to know how to disable the autorun feature for t4 templates in Visual Studio 2012.

                    (I think this way does not exist-- so I am suggesting the idea.)

                    (In case you did not know, Visual Studio will autorun all t4 templates as soon they are changed and saved in the IDE.)

                    I want to only run the templates only when I choose > Build, > Transform All Templates.

                    (I know that I can manually clear the CustomTool property and then fill it in again when I need to run them-- but…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a uservoice.com integration services

                      Hi,

                      Loving the uservoice.com service, it would be great to have a tools to get bugs and feedback in our tfs backlog after validation (and completion).
                      The tfs customer feedback functionnality/app is a great idea but an app deployment is not an acceptable solution for most.

                      Best Regards

                      Kevin

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Hi, while handcoding certain scenarios on my website, I faced an issue regarding parameterizing UITestControl objects, on which Mouse.Click

                        Hi, while handcoding certain scenarios on my website, I faced an issue regarding parameterizing UITestControl objects, on which Mouse.Click is performed. For eg:- Mouse.Click(this.UIMap.UIParentDocument.UIParentWindow.UISubWindow.UIChildElement); I wanted to pass "this.UIMap.UIParentDocument.UIParentWindow.UISubWindow.UIChildElement" as a parameter through xml or csv file, and then do a TestContext.DataRow to it and obtain a string and type cast it to UITestControl object reference. But its not working. So if anyone could help with any workaround or other possibilities, my concern is to mouse click on elements passed fromexternal csv or xml file(ofcourse after adding them as UIObjects to my solution through coded UI test builder).

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow sorting test results by last run date

                          I currently have a unit test that fails only when another particular test runs first. The problem is that I have no idea what order my unit tests are running in so I have no way of knowing WHICH test is causing the subsequent failure. If I could sort by last run date, I would know which test ran before the failing test and that would be all I needed.

                          I tried running my tests through the VSTest.Console.exe to create a trx file so I could see the history, but the console app runs the test in a particular order…

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio for Windows Phone must to have a Language Pack because it's a problem when you need to change the default language

                            It's so horrible this problem because I can't change the default language and I'm desperate

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                              0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow user to move a PBI or bug to another project

                              If there are multiple projects running, allow the user to move a PBI or bug ticket from one project to another. Currently you have to remove the task from one project and add it again in the other project.

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                              • Cumulative Flow diagram respects Product Backlog item estimates

                                Currently, only the work item count is considered for the Cumulative Flow Diagram. When having items of different size (different effort) the diagram is rather useless. When adding the size, it will be very useful again.

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                                • Make TFS Web UI touch friendly

                                  It is difficult to manage multiple projects with a tablet, which is common when I am in front of a client.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Export E-mail Signature in Outlook

                                    I would like the ability to export (and subsequently import) my e-mail signature from Outlook.

                                    Each time I rebuild my system and reconfigure Office and Outlook on my system, I have to re-create my e-mail signature each time. Instead, having the ability to export my e-mail signature would save me this extra time (and probably countless other users in most companies).

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                                      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide debugging support for LINQ similar to LINQPad

                                      Provide greater debugging support for LINQ queries, expressions and statements in a manner similar to LINQPad.

                                      Ideally, the functionality available in LINQPad should simply be purchased and incorporated and integrated into the Visual Studio 2012 IDE or be offered as a free extension to Visual Studio in a manner similar to the CodeRush Express free offering.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Searching for TFS 2012 API or TFS 2012 SDK all results in irrelevance. I suggest you fix that.

                                        Searching for TFS 2012 API or TFS 2012 SDK all results in irrelevance. I suggest you fix that.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enhance the IntelliTrace standalone Collector to better support mixed applications

                                          The Standalone Collector will not trace managed dlls launched by a COM .exe. This would be useful for a complex, composite application, including tracing managed code add-ins for Office applications.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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